The Marshall Project Examines Civil Commitment

Civil commitment, the practice of keeping people considered “sexually violent predators” confined after they have served their sentences, has come under increased judicial scrutiny recently. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled civil commitment legal in a 1997 decision, Kansas v. HendricksThe idea is that people will receive treatment before they are released. However, many people spendContinue reading “The Marshall Project Examines Civil Commitment”